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Mock terrorist exercise held in Coweta

The woman hanging partially out of her vehicle was scared and frustrated over having been potentially exposed to anthrax at the Coweta County Fair. That was the scene as this woman and others participated in role playing scenarios as part of Exercise Southern Heat, a multi-agency mock terrorist response drill held Oct. 25-27 at locations around Coweta County.  Photo/Ben Nelms.

This was only a drill. What you are about to read involved scenarios from Exercise Southern Heat, a multi-agency response to a fictitious terrorist attack in Coweta County on Oct. 24-26. The focus of the full-scale exercise involving 21 local, state and federal agencies was to prepare emergency responders to effectively react to a terrorist attack where Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-yield Explosive (CBRNE) agents were used. Read More»

LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinic announces free rabies vaccination promotion

LifeLine Animal Project announces a free rabies vaccination promotion at the time of a spay or neuter at the LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinic’s Airport/South Metro location. This low-cost, high-volume spay/neuter clinic serves south Atlanta and Clayton County, Fayette County, Coweta County and Henry County. In order to receive the free rabies shots, pet owners should simply mention the free rabies offer at the time they make their appointment. Read More»

Appeals Court: No proof in dentist sex suit

Ruling upholds verdict favoring dentist; local practitioner, accused of solo sex act in hallway, denies incident took place

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a summary judgment ruling in a civil lawsuit filed by the former employee of a local dental practice, who accused dentist Dr. Rick Verdin of masturbating in a hallway at the business in September 2007. Read More»

‘Every day, my friend. Every day!’

‘Every day, my friend. Every day!’

The grass beneath the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on display at the Coweta County fairgrounds Oct. 20-23 was the repository of personal notes and remembrances for the friends and family members lost in the war. The note on the Vietnam-era newspaper front page reads, “Every day, my friend. Every day!” It is signed, “Mark.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Thousands visit ‘The Wall That Heals’

Two unidentified men share a moment of reflection Oct. 23 at the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on display at the Coweta County fairgrounds. For so many of the countless thousands that visited the wall there were many such moments. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A finger extends, crossing just a few inches to a name inscribed on a wall.

That simple action, covering only inches and seconds was one that simultaneously spanned dozens of years and thousands of miles as that finger came to rest on the name of an American lost in war, one who gave his last full measure of devotion so many years ago.

That was the scene repeated over and over at the Coweta County fairgrounds Oct. 20-23 at a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall where thousands turned out to pay respect and glimpse a part of history. Read More»

East Coweta High student named to state council

East Coweta High School student Kate Collins is one of 50 students from across the state to be named to the 2011-2012 Student Advisory Council headed by State School Superintendent John Barge. Read More»

‘Wall That Heals’ arrives in Coweta this week

For many Vietnam veterans it will be an experience like no other. It will be a time for remembering and a time for healing. The Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall will be on display at the Coweta County fairgrounds from Oct. 20-23.

The Traveling Wall is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C., and is expected to draw visitors from all over the Southeast. The Traveling Wall spans 250 feet in length and has visited more than 300 cities and towns since it was unveiled on Veterans Day in 1996. Read More»

‘The Wall That Heals’ arrives in Coweta next week

For many Vietnam veterans it will be an experience like no other. It will be a time for remembering and a time for healing. The Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall will arrive in Coweta County on Oct. 16 and will be on display at the Coweta County fairgrounds from Oct. 20-23. Read More»

Golf event draws 170 players for YMCA fundraiser

Over 170 golfers turned out for the YMCA golf event at Canongate Golf Club under the giant golf ball in Coweta County on Oct. 3 to help raise funds for youth development.

"Every year our golf event helps us raise funds and friends in the community," said Jeff Alevy, Executive Director of Summit Family YMCA that serves Coweta and Fayette counties. "This year the model was slightly different. We partnered with two other sister branches (Villages of Carver and The Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA) to host our local event at Canongate I." Read More»

Sharpsburg-based Trinity Christian School visits Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville

The Joseph Sams School (www.josephsamsschool.org ), a private, non-profit organization serving special needs students in Fayetteville, was visited by over 40 sixth- graders from Sharpsburg-based Trinity Christian School (www.tcslions.org) on September 27th as part of that school’s community service project. During their visit to the school, the sixth graders observed and interacted with Sams School students, and then separated into groups to provide specific services to the Sams School. Read More»

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